What is the Authentic Voice?
Your Authentic Voice is what is found when everything that you think you know about yourself gets stripped away and you find that you don’t know who you are. It is when you feel lost and alone and like you don’t have any foundation under you. Your whole world feels upside down. That’s good. That’s a start. It is the beginning of something that is authentically you that is trying to be birthed. But first we must cut away from our being that which is not real and cannot withstand the light of love. Your voice is your instrument, your body the vessel, and your spirit is shining through with its powerful authenticity that feels at once vulnerable and strong at the same time. There is something unshakable about being in the presence of someone in their authenticity. The difference with someone being in their ‘power’ and one being in their ‘authenticity’ is the ‘authentic’ person brushes off on you and you want to be around them, the ‘powerful’ person makes you feel less than they are.
The sound of your voice will tell you everything you need to know about where you are now, which is all we need be concerned with or bear witness to. Your voice represents your emotional inner landscape and is a barometer of moment to moment authenticity. There are many voices inside all of us. Voices from different ages that appear through our voice attempting to come home like lost children looking up at others for love and acceptance, finally. There are the voices from certain archetypes that are working their way through us transforming and evolving us, and the voices that are there to protect us that also stand before us, like a storefront. These voices represent us for the moment and speak on our behalf, the only thing to do is to develop the awareness that this is happening. Underneath all of these voices somewhere, is your authentic voice.
The authentic voice when it is open and free from any physical trappings or hindrances has a way to transport us for a moment out of this world and into the other. It has the power to mediate between worlds and touches an authority from the invisible world which at first can be quite unsettling. It can feel unsettling because who we are and what we are in those moments brings many unanswered questions with it. It is the mystical realm that our voices visit and come back from all the wiser. Rumi say’s ‘people are going back and forth across the door sill, where the two worlds touch.’
Your authenticity is your true essence, its you with nothing of the past or the present in front of you. It is from this place that we can truly create from but this authenticity is not for sale and has no need for productivity and placement. If your creativity naturally flows from this state then it is in alignment with who you are, however, authenticity is not interested. At. All. In success.
We say we want this, to be authentic and to experience what its like to sing or live from this place but there are very few that are willing to go to the place that this authenticity demands. There is too much at stake. Our attachments to our identities of who we think we are have a huge investment in them and to say after all this time that this is not who we are is a death of sorts, and can feel like a huge failure. This failure is also good and necessary.
Rumi say’s ‘Love comes with a knife and not some shy question, and not with fear for its reputation, I say these things dis-interestingly accept them in kind that Love is a Madman working his wild schemes.” Indeed.